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Birth 1

Birth 1

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JOHN FOSTER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN FOSTER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The babys head begins to dilate the cervix of the uterus which is now expanded to nearly 500 times its normal size. Late in this stage the amniotic sack ruptures and its fluid escapes from the body. This is known as having the water break.

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